Online Volunteering Opportunity at UN Human Rights

About UN Volunteering

United Nations (UN) Online Volunteers will support the OHCHR Regional Office for Southern Africa in fulfilling its mission:

1. To work for the protection of all human rights for all people.

2. To help empower people to realize their rights.

3. To assist those responsible for upholding such rights in ensuring that they are implemented.

About the Task

The volunteer’s tasks would include the following:

· Support trainings, consultations and other activities on country human rights issues.

· Conduct research, analysis, data collection and prepare analytical briefs and updates.

· Support engagement with human rights mechanisms by States, civil society organizations and national human rights institutions.

· Support technical assistance to States, civil society and national human rights institutions on implementation of human rights recommendations.

· Support engagement with UN country teams in the sub-region.

· Support human rights early warning in the sub-region.

· Support awareness raising about human rights and the work of the UN.

· Drafting reports, communications, note-taking.

· Perform other duties requested by supervisor, as appropriate.



The candidate must:


· Be enrolled or have graduated with a Masters or equivalent degree OR

· Have graduated from a first-level university degree (Bachelors or equivalent) in a field relevant to human rights (law, political science, social sciences, international relations, etc).

· Work Experience relevant to human rights and in Southern Africa is desirable.

· Language: Excellent written and spoken English is required.

· Knowledge of French, Portuguese or other languages from Southern Africa is an asset.

Number of Volunteers Needed




26 Weeks/ 20+ Hrs. Per Week 

How to Apply

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